The HOPE SF

initiative seeks to transform four of San Francisco’s most distressed public housing sites into vibrant, thriving communities through holistic revitalization.

HOPE SF will:

    • Transform 2,500 severely deteriorated public housing sites into sustainable, mixed-income communities with neighborhood retail, community centers, parks, and playgrounds.
    • Replace every public housing unit and add new homes to the four project sites. The final mix of housing will include public housing, market-rate, and affordable rental and ownership housing.
    • Respect and support the existing community. Rebuilding each site will occur in phases to minimize disruption to existing residents. Where possible, the project will accommodate on-site relocation.
    • Plan collaboratively with residents and neighbors. An inclusive, community-led process will ensure that new sites meet the needs of current residents. Four sites are currently in planning stages.
    • Catalyze neighborhood improvements so residents at all income levels can take advantage of new economic opportunities, improved schools, and community amenities.
    • Provide Service Connectors and Community Builders to engage the community and to focus on the needs of individual households, linking them with appropriate services and tracking their progress.
    • Reintroduce each site into the existing neighborhood fabric, ending decades of isolation from the surrounding community.
    • Build green and ensure that every new unit has a superior urban design.
    • Create a new financial model for public housing revitalization. Market-rate home sales will help subsidize the cost of public housing reconstruction.
    • Implement best practices and avoid past mistakes by consulting continuously with nationwide experts and residents.
    • Learn about and continually improve implementation by engaging in rigorous self-evaluation during the process.

The Four HOPE SF Sites:

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HOPE SF Documents

PDF FILE: Hope SF Highlights

SFHA Programs Documents

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